BIO

Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. In addition to her Ask Erin advice column and her role as Managing Editor for Ravishly, her latest project is a forthcoming memoir that follows her recovery from a 15-year struggle with heroin addiction, as she learned to let go of shame, face the truth, and love and forgive herself. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

Erin Khar's Articles

My best friend is my ex. He knows I have strong feelings for him, but I don’t know if he still feels the same for me.

Ask Erin: I'm In Love With My Best Friend (Who Is Also My Ex)

My best friend is my ex. He knows I have strong feelings for him, but I don’t know if he still feels the same for me.
Erin Khar   |   02.20.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
I know 20 is young, but the moment you tell someone you're still a virgin, it's as if you told them you're living with a terminal illness. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I'm A 20-Year-Old Virgin

I know 20 is young, but the moment you tell someone you're still a virgin, it's as if you told them you're living with a terminal illness.
Erin Khar   |   02.13.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
He's obsessed with her. It's really starting to hurt me, and I don't know whether to say something to him or not. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: The Guy I'm Dating Is Obsessed With Someone Else

He's obsessed with her. It's really starting to hurt me, and I don't know whether to say something to him or not.
Erin Khar   |   02.6.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Grieving the loss of a baby is a process, and I am unsure if we ever complete that process. But I do think we can get to a place of acceptance. (artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Need Help Overcoming The Loss Of A Baby

Grieving the loss of a baby is a process, and I am unsure if we ever complete that process. But I do think we can get to a place of acceptance.
Erin Khar   |   01.30.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
I respect her desire to want it but I don’t, and I have made it clear that I don’t want a threesome with another girl or guy.

Ask Erin: My Girlfriend Wants A Threesome And I Don’t

I respect her desire to want it but I don’t, and I have made it clear that I don’t want a threesome with another girl or guy.
Erin Khar   |   01.23.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
Am I broken? Should I just give up and start wearing shapeless beige garments to symbolize my sexual death? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Am I Broken?

Am I broken? Should I just give up and start wearing shapeless beige garments to symbolize my sexual death?
Erin Khar   |   01.16.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
I'm getting really annoyed, but I don't know if I'm overreacting, just being a jealous child.

Ask Erin: Am I Overreacting?

I'm getting really annoyed, but I don't know if I'm overreacting, just being a jealous child.
Erin Khar   |   01.9.19 6:43am   |   SHARE
Last year the office party was held on the MLK weekend, meaning they expected everyone to stay home over the break in order to attend. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Am I Obligated To Go To My Office Party? 

Last year the office party was held on the MLK weekend, meaning they expected everyone to stay home over the break in order to attend.
Erin Khar   |   01.2.19 12:01am   |   SHARE
She wants things done HER way, and if somebody else comes with another idea, she screws it up.

Ask Erin: My Friend Always Has To Get Her Way

If she wants pizza, we all go to eat pizza. She wants things done HER way, and if somebody else comes with another idea, she screws it up.
Erin Khar   |   12.26.18 6:20am   |   SHARE
I feel like I am a burden on my family.

Ask Erin: I Feel Like I'm A Burden On My Family

I feel like an absolute burden on my family, and whilst I know they don't resent having to help me, it does limit their freedom.
Erin Khar   |   12.19.18 12:01am   |   SHARE